Drip irrigation is hip. More than that, drip irrigation works extremely well and saves water, one of the main goals of sustainable gardens.
Traditional overhead spray systems are huge water waters. In fact, half of the water that comes out of a sprayhead is wasted! So, why is spraying water into the air acceptable as an appropriate way to get water to where plants need it at their roots?
Drip irrigation, on the other hand, puts water directly onto the ground, at the rootball, where it is needed and keeps fertilizers, pesticides, and pollutant-laced runoff out of our waterways.
Older drip irrigation systems were a maze of parts and pieces that blew apart, fell apart, and otherwise broke. Newer technologies are entirely different.
In this presentation, Nan will show the best of new irrigation technologies, their basic parts and pieces, how easy they are to install and maintain, and where to learn more about them. She will discuss specific irrigation situations (vegetable gardens vs ornamental gardens, slopes, mixed plantings, etc) and how to address them as well.